THIS SHABBAT
Join us at 165 West 105th Street
Friday April 12
5:00 PM – 'Sha'Baby' Shabbat
5:30 PM – Class About Friday Night Services with Rabbi Mira Rivera
6:30 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Saturday, April 13
8:30 AM – Special Shabbat Ha'Gadol 'Open Book' Torah Study
10:00 AM – Shabbat Services
11:00 AM – Children's Blessing
11:15 AM – Children's Services – 'Sha'Boker Tov' & 'Parsha Play'
1:00 PM – Community Kiddush in Celebration of Eloise's B Mitzvah
Mazal Tov!
Please join us this Shabbat morning in wishing a mazal tov to Eloise and her family as she is called to the Torah as a B Mitzvah!
Can't make it to our services in person? Join us online!
All our services are available on Facebook and Livestream .
"See the Light, Make it Grow" – Rabbi Ingber's Sermon
So often in life, we wait expectantly for the big moments. In our tradition, the moon plays a vital role. It teaches that upon the renewal of the month, we are to look for the first glimmer of light of the moon with our very own eyes. “See the seeds of light, and sanctify them.” In this way, we might develop a kind of vision of holy, expectant eyes, readying ourselves for the full light of hope, and perhaps freedom, that is to come.

Click here for the full sermon.
Romemu's Holistic 2nd Night Seder

Sat. 4/20 @ 6:30 PM
JCC Manhattan – 334 Amsterdam Ave.

According to the Jewish mystical tradition, on Passover, speech itself was redeemed. And on Passover, not only do our mouths speak; they tell the story of liberation and taste the tastes of freedom. Through the acts of blessing, eating, meditating, and joyous singing, we will transcend self-limiting beliefs, and become empowered to address the causes of systemic oppression including racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and greed.

Bring your family and friends and join Romemu's Rabbi Shoshana Leis and H azzan Basya Schechter at the JCC for this exquisite evening! There is a kosher meat meal, but plenty of options for vegetarians.

Register early, as space is limited and we always sell out!

Register for dinner here.

For families with children under 12, register here .
Passover Services and Prayer

  • Fri, 4/19 – NO KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE

  • Sat, 4/20 @ 9:30 AM – Shabbat Morning Services (note the time change, and No Open Book)

  • Fri, 4/26 @ 9:30 AM – Passover Services at Romemu

  • Fri, 4/26 @ 6:30 PM – Kabbalat Shabbat Services

  • Sat, 4/27 @ 9:30 AM – Shabbat Morning Services with Yizkor (No Open Book)
Matzahpalooza Kids Concert and Taste of Passover at Whole Foods

Tues. 4/16 @ 4 PM
Upper West Side Whole Foods – 808 Columbus Ave.

PJ Library, Romemu, and SAJ-Judaism for All invite families to get ready for Passover at this FREE afternoon of fun and food. There will be a Passover Jam featuring holiday music and stories with Tkiya, followed by a Passover food tasting provided by Whole Foods Market. A delicious way to kick off the holiday!

Free and open to all, no registration required.
Passover Family Seder Sing-Along for Families with Children of All Ages

Sat. 4/27 @ 11 AM
West End Presbyterian Church – 165 West 105th St.

Come celebrate Passover with your family as we sing our way through the seder, from traditional classics to new parodies. The sing-a-long will be followed by a kosher for Passover meal. Instruments welcome.

Please email eden@romemu.org to register.
For more Passover information about finding a seder, hosting at your seder, selling your H ametz, Haggadot recommendations, and all of Romemu's Passover festivities, click here !
Learn with Us
Passover Gates of Light: Using Kabbalistic Tarot to Count the Omer with Guest Mark Horn
Passover Beit Midrash Class on Tues. 4/16 @ 7:45 PM
Solomon Schechter – 805 Columbus Ave.

The wisdom of the Kabbalah is hidden in the structure of the tarot deck. By uncovering the connections between Tarot and Kabbalah we can use the cards to access the transformational power of working with the Tree of Life to Count the Omer. For many people, the concepts of the Sephirot in the Tree of Life can feel too abstract—so that using the images of the tarot can help bring these concepts to life in the everyday situations we face.

No registration required. This is a drop in class and can be joined at any time. To learn more visit romemu.org/adult-education .
Meditation, Magic, and Cosmic Architecture: Close Readings of Sefer Yetzirah

Shabbat Afternoons 4/13, 5/11, 6/15 @ 5 PM
West End Presbyterian Church – 165 West 105th Street, 3rd Floor

Sefer Yetzirah is an ancient work of Jewish mysticism that imagines letters as the building blocks of the universe. In this class led by Rav Kohenet Jill Hammer, we will explore the practices of Sefer Yetzirah and their potential role in contemporary Jewish belief and contemplative practice. We will also meditate and reflect on our own spiritual experience.

To register, click here .
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Community Opportunities
Friday Night Services: A Primer with Rabbi Mira Rivera
Fri. 4/12 @ 5:30 PM
West End Presbyterian Church – 165 West 105th St.

Ever been curious about the prayers at Friday night services? Wanted help navigating both the practicalities and meaning of them? Join Rabbi Mira Rivera for an informative class for those who wish to learn more about Friday night services!

To register, email eleanor@romemu.org .
What Matters: Caring Conversations About the End of Life
Weds. 4/10 & 5/10 @ 7 PM
Events take place at various locations.

How do we begin the difficult conversations with our loved ones about our wishes for the end-of-life? What is Advance Care Planning and an Ethical Will and do I need one? What does Judaism say about reincarnation, resurrection and the "world to come"? In this 3-part series, explore the unspoken with trained What Matters facilitators at Romemu, the Jewish Ethical Wills Project, and Rabbi/Chaplain Mira Rivera.

To register for any of the sessions please email shellevine@gmail.com .

Remaining dates and descriptions below:
Weds. 4/10 @ 7 PM
co-sponsored by the JCC
Elizabeth Kraiem from the Jewish Ethical Wills Project will lead a session on leaving a written legacy of your beliefs and values.

JCC Manhattan – 334 Amsterdam Ave.
Weds. 5/10 @ 7 PM
What does Judaism say about reincarnation, resurrection, and the "world to come"? Led by Rabbi Mira Rivera.

Location given upon registration.
Romemu Near You: Brooklyn & Westchester
Romemu Brooklyn: Kabbalat Shabbat with Potluck Dinner & Saturday Morning Shabbat Service
Fri. 4/12 @ 6:00 PM
Berkeley Carroll School – 152 Sterling Place, Brooklyn

Sat 4/13 @ 9 AM
1 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

We are thrilled to invite you to our monthly Kabbalat Shabbat services with potluck dinners and Shabbat morning service. This week we're featuring Rabba Kaya's 'Open Book' Torah study on Saturday morning at 9AM!

To RSVP for dinner after Kabbalat Shabbat, click here.

To RSVP for Saturday Morning Shabbat Service and 'Open Book' with Rabba Kaya, click here .
Romemu Westchester: Passover Themed Moses and The Buddha in Dialogue: A Six-Part Series

Weds. 4/10 @ 7 PM
The Aligned Center – 1 Bridge St., Irvington, NY

Join Rabbi Ingber to explore the profound similarities and differences within Judaism and Buddhism, two of the oldest mystical wisdom traditions. Major concepts will include the nature of suffering, mind and G-d.

To RSVP, click here .
Romemu Westchester:
Kabbalat Shabbat

Fri. 4/26 @ 6:15 PM
The Aligned Center – 1 Bridge St., Irvington, NY

All are welcome to join us as we come together for Kabbalat Shabbat services, livestreamed from Romemu Manhattan. Following services, attendees will gather to schmooze, discuss, and nosh.

To RSVP, click here.
'Mu in the News
The New York Times– Mar 27, 2019
Jewish Standard – Jan 17, 2019
Click here for all Romemu media coverage!
Annual Community Meeting
Romemu Rising: 10th Annual Community Meeting

Wed. 5/1 @ Various Times and Locations
The Romemu Center – 176 West 105th St.
West End Presbyterian Church – 165 West 105th St.

5 PM Tour of Romemu's New Building
6 PM Potluck Dinner and Music with the Community Band
7 PM Annual Community Meeting
9 PM Dessert and Wine Reception

Calling all Romemu members. Join us for an informative evening of community, engagement and celebration. Presentations will include addresses by Rabbi David Ingber (Founder and Senior Rabbi), Scott Osman (Board Chair), Sharon Wallach (Senior Director of Programming), updates on the Romemu Center, meeting new board members, and the presentation of the Jade Netanya Award for outstanding service and dedication to the community. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Seekers Holistic Hebrew School
Registration is open!

Seekers is dedicated to providing a holistic, hands-on approach for meaningful engagement and inspired connection with Jewish life for students and their families. At Seekers, we aim to instill a deep love for Jewish tradition in our students through experiential learning, including theater, music, and outdoor education.
If you have questions or would like to talk more specifically about your children's needs, please contact Director of Youth and Family Education, Rabbi Shoshana Leis, at shoshana@romemu.org or (212) 580-4294 x822.

For more information and/ or to enroll your child(ren) in Seekers, please click here .
Committees & Circles
H esed Committee

Find yourself in need of help? The H esed Committee is here for you.

Romemu's Hesed Comittee serves and supports members' well-being through acts of loving kindness.

For more information, to volunteer as a member of the committee, or to reach out for assistance, please contact Eitan Agai or Valerie Kanofsky.
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